Happy Birthday Erjie!

fotofriday-header

fotofriday-seattle-night

Read about more Seattle adventures here:
market for the public1st starbucks evergum on the wallthe librarypiroshky piroshkygreat waterfrontchowders galoreolympic-style scupturescheesy beecher’sday viewuniquely rgbthe centerlistening the emptowering space needle

The Seattle Center‘s most iconic structure is the Space Needle. This iconic tower was originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair and is one of the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. I think when most people think about Space Needle pops into mind just because it’s so tall, so iconic, and was built so well. According to all the stats online, it can withstand a 9.1 magnitude earthquake and handle winds of over 200 miles per hour.

I think the most interesting part though is the design on the building. The concept was a compromise between two men. Edward Carlson had sketched a giant balloon tethered to the ground while John Graham had submitted the idea of a flying saucer. I guess the building is a mash up of the two. You can kind of see both when you look at the building, too!

It’s too bad the tickets to go up the elevators are so expensive though because it was just not worth it, even though I’m sure the view would have been pretty amazing!

Read about more Seattle adventures here:
market for the public1st starbucks evergum on the wallthe librarypiroshky piroshkygreat waterfrontchowders galoreolympic-style scupturescheesy beecher’sday viewuniquely rgbthe centerlistening the emp

A towering Seattle photo adventure:

seattle-needle1

seattle-needle2

{los angeles} egg slut

July 29, 2015

sisterposts-header

Eggslut is something that I came across months ago on Instagram. Their feed was filled with cheesy, gooey, breakfasty goodness that made my mouth water endlessly. And with that name? I knew I had to try it. Living in San Diego though, sometimes it’s hard to head up to Los Angeles on a whim, so when I finally made it up there, I was ecstatic.

Walking up to Eggslut, I was surprised it wasn’t a quaint, little cafe. I’m not sure why I had that impression of it but what I saw was so much better. It was at the front of the Grand Central Market. It was all hustle and bustle and got me so much more excited. It’s sandwiched between a juicing counter and a Mexican food counter. The line was super long, but the end result was definitely worth the wait.

There’s not too many items on the menu but they are known for their eggy, cheesy sandwiches as well as what they call the ‘slut': “a coddled egg on top of a potato purée.” When you get to the counter, they also have an assortment of drinks, including fresh orange juice and boxed water!!!! I decided to try this boxed water for the first time, it’s really nothing special. It looks cool though.

My friends and I decided to just try the sandwiches and not the slut because it seemed a little overpriced to us. We got the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese, the Sausage, Egg, and Cheese, as well as the Fairfax with Bacon (pictured below). They were all pretty incredible. I would say this place is a must-try if you’re ever in the LA area!

la-eggslut1
Welcome!

la-eggslut2
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese

la-eggslut3
Fairfax with Bacon

Located in the Seattle Center is the Experience Music Project Museum (EMP). The EMP Museum is a nonprofit museum, dedicated to contemporary popular culture. It was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000 and designed by the infamous Frank O. Gehry using over 21,000 aluminum and stainless steel shingles and 280 steel ribs. All of that is supposed to make the structure evoke the rock ‘n’ experience. I would say it’s pretty successful. The futuristic, rounded corners and strange color combination are what really make it stand out.

The EMP Museum isn’t just about the building though. There are experiences inside for sure, but I was pretty intrigued by the outside, which consisted of an amazing playground for children and adults alike. It was so high up it was actually a little scary to climb up! But aside from that, there were also mini structures set up that allowed everyone to create music for everyone to enjoy!

Read about more Seattle adventures here:
market for the public1st starbucks evergum on the wallthe librarypiroshky piroshkygreat waterfrontchowders galoreolympic-style scupturescheesy beecher’sday viewuniquely rgbthe center

A Seattle emp photo adventure:

seattle-emp1

seattle-emp2

seattle-emp3

seattle-emp4

seattle-emp5

seattle-emp6

seattle-emp7

{seattle} the center

July 27, 2015

I would say other than Pike Place Market, the other famous and very touristy Seattle location is the Seattle Center. This area is quite large and encompasses many different venues. We mainly visited because the Space Needle is here, but there are many other things to view as well. The nice thing is that the monorail runs between Pike Place and the Seattle Center so that visitors can train-it between these two spots rather than walk like we did. Even though we didn’t explore this area that thoroughly, we were able to sit out and enjoy the beautiful fountain, take in the mountains in the background, view a few unique art pieces, and just relish in the greenery of Seattle. What a nice breath of fresh air in our hectic Emerald City adventures.

Read about more Seattle adventures here:
market for the public1st starbucks evergum on the wallthe librarypiroshky piroshkygreat waterfrontchowders galoreolympic-style scupturescheesy beecher’sday viewuniquely rgb

A Seattle center photo adventure:

seattle-center1

seattle-center2

seattle-center3

seattle-center4

seattle-center5

seattle-center6

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,316 other followers